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Published Literary Fiction

Survival At Age Six

In this short story, a child is forced to rely on her wits to survive a dysfunctional foster home.

Published: The Moonwort Review (online), Issue #8
October, 2004.

The Man Who Loved Garbage

A humorous short story. A young man becomes a garbage collector despite his parents' vehement objections.

Published: Enigma Literary Magazine
December 2003

Revolving Door

A short story about a Manhattan barmaid who tries to escape from her confining life style.

Published: Calliope
(Roger Williams College),
December 1982

Family Values

A political satire

Published: Enigma Literary Magazine
Spring 2005 (April)

Getting Over Gene

A short story about a strong-willed woman who can't let go of an abusive husband.

Published: New Works Review (online)
June, 2009

The Visitor

In this fantasy, an old woman refuses to exchange life for a glorious hereafter.

Published: Of Unicorns & Space Stations
Summer 1996


A satirical short story on society. An overly fastidious woman becomes

disappointed in heaven.


Published: The University of Portland Review

May, 1978


In this short story, an actress, attending her grandmother's funeral, reflects on their tumultuous relationship.

Published: Skylark (Purdue University)
12th Edition, Spring 1983



All of the works at this website, including characters, names, places, and incidents, are used fictiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons is entirely coincidental.


These works have been copyrighted by Bernadette Miller. All rights reserved. No part of any work may be used or reproduced in any manner without written permission of the author except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews.